Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard
“Your next Z77 Build with Blazing Performance Boosts, Customizable Fan Controls and Remote Control Functions over Wi-Fi.” That is how Asus introduces their P8Z77-V motherboard, boasting with the world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin onboard chips – TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit).
The Socket 1155 P8Z77-V, priced at R2 599, features all the performance enhances that one has now come to expect from the Asus P8Z77 motherboard range. Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU/3-Way CrossFireX support and LucidLogix Virtu MVP featuring HyperFormance™ technology completing the package nicely.
The P8Z77-V is the base model of the P8Z77 class but it is, as the price suggests, an upper-end motherboard, offering extensive overclocking opportunities, particularly for the new Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K. The integrated WiFi will save you from buying some additional card, making DLNA Streaming and Remote Desktop Made Easy a breeze.
The P8Z77-V supports the latest USB 3.0 standard, UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol). The Asus USB 3.0 Boost increases the already impressively fast USB 3.0 transfer speed by up to 170%. In fact, Asus was the first motherboard manufacturer to support USB 3.0 UASP.
USB 3.0 Boost works on a Simple Plug & Boost detection model. The ASUS Boost software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.
With simple Plug & Press operation, the USB BIOS Flashback is a revolutionary hardware-based update solution. As Asus explains, “USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way ever to update the BIOS! It allows users to update new UEFI BIOS versions even without hardware such as a CPU or DRAM installed into the motherboard. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file, and press the BIOS Flashback button for 3 seconds with the power supply connected. The UEFI BIOS will then automatically update without requiring further interaction. With its new, complementary Windows application, users can regularly check for UEFI BIOS updates and download the latest BIOS automatically. Hassle-free updating for the ultimate convenience!”
|CPU||Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® 32 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel®
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2600(O.C.)/ 2400(O.C.)/ 2200(O.C.)/ 2133(O.C.)/ 2000(O.C.)/ 1866(O.C.)/ 1800(O.C.)/ 1600/ 1333
MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) *
Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
|Graphic||Integrated Graphics Processor Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB/DisplayPort ports
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 75 Hz
Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
Supports Intel® HD Graphics, InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
|Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology *1
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP Technology *2
|2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) *3
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 *4
2 x PCI
|Storage||Intel® Z77 chipset : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *5 ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller : *6
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue
|LAN||Intel® 82579V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Intel® LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Supports single band frequency 2.4GHz
|Audio||Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking Audio Feature :
Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
DTS Ultra PC II
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
|ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : *7
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Intel® Z77 chipset : *7
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z77 chipset : 10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 8 at mid-board)
|Overclocking Protection : – ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)|
|ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 – SMART DIGI+ Power Control :
SMART DIGI+: – Smart DIGI+ Key- quickly delivers higher VRM frequency, voltage and current for superior CPU/iGPU/DRAM overclocking performance with one switch.
- Smart CPU Power Level (Intel® VRD 12.5 Future Power Design)- provides the best digital power saving conditions.
ASUS TPU :
- Auto Tuning – TurboV
- GPU Boost – TPU switch
ASUS EPU :
- EPU – EPU switch ASUS Digital Power Design :
Industry leading Digital 12 Phase Power Design (8 -phase for CPU, 4 -phase for iGPU)
Industry leading Digital 2 Phase DRAM Power Design
- CPU Power Utility
- DRAM Power Utility
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! – Wi-Fi GO! Function:
DLNA Media Hub, Smart Motion Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send *8 – Wi-Fi GO!
Remote for portable Smartphone/Tablet, supporting iOS & Android systems
- Wi-Fi Engine for network sharing and connection:
Client Mode, AP Mode ASUS Exclusive
- USB BIOS Flashback
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger+
- USB Charger+ – Anti-Surge
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- Network iControl
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
- ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution : – Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert 2 ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS O.C. Tuner
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
|1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out 6 x Audio jack(s)
1 x WLAN connector(s) for ASUS wireless module
|1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s) 1 x TPM connector(s) 1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x Optional Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x TPU switch(es)
1 x EPU switches
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)
|Accessories||User’s manual I/O Shield
2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card(s)
1 x Wi-Fi Ring Moving Antenna(s)
|BIOS||64Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information|
|Manageability||WfM2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE, WOR by PME|
|Drivers ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update Anti-virus software (OEM version)
|ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )|
|Note||*1: With 2 PCIex16 graphics card.
*2: LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows 7 operating systems.
*3: PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors.
*4: The PCIe x1_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_E12. SATA6G_E12 is enabled by default for system resource optimization.
*5: Supports on Intel® Core™ processor family with Windows 7 operating systems.
*6: These SATA ports are for data hard drivers only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
*7-1: Supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode. *7-2: The USB 3.0 ports only support Windows® 7 or later versions.
*8: Available with V1.01.00 or later.
*9: Due to Intel® chipset limitation, P8Z77, P8H77 and P8B75 series motherboards do not support Windows® Vista operating system.
Also see the Asus P8Z77-V Pro